Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

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Chris Braunlich is a former member of the Fairfax County School Board, and president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. The views expressed here are his own and do not necessary reflect the opinions of the Institute or its Board of Directors. He may be reached at c.Braunlich@att.net.

Written by Mr. Christian N. Braunlich

June 2020

The Jefferson Journal:  Stop the Problem Before It Begins
The Jefferson Journal: Stop the Problem Before It Begins —  By Chris Braunlich  With the General Assembly taking up policing reform in this summer's special session, there should be at least one bill stopping a problem before it begins.  Provisions commonly found in Collective Bargaining Ageements negotiated between governments and the local police union create obstacles to holding bad cops accountable.  Unless the General Assembly takes action now, collective bargaining agreements with those provisions will start next May.  Read It Here!

March 2020

Jefferson Journal:  Keep Cash Flowing
Jefferson Journal: Keep Cash Flowing —  By Chris Braunlich  The government actions taken to flatten the coronavirus pandemic will most effect the smallest of businesses, as well as part-time and lower income workers such as restaurant wait staff, and 'gig' economy workers without benefits.  Here's how you can help ...  Read It Here!

March 2020

Jefferson Journal:  Raising the Price on School and Road Construction
Jefferson Journal: Raising the Price on School and Road Construction —  By Chris Braunlich  Virginia faces billions in expenses for road, bridge and school repair.  Why are so many politicians willing to raise the cost of that construction so less construction can be done?  Read It Here!

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